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  Montana GOP Candidate Owns Stake In Company Accused Of Paying Off ISIS
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Last EditedRP  May 17, 2017 05:09pm
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AuthorAlexander C. Kaufman
MediaWebsite - Huffington Post
News DateWednesday, May 17, 2017 05:50:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionA Republican congressional candidate owns a stake in a French-Swiss cement company accused of making payments to the Islamic State militant group in Syria, according to financial disclosures HuffPost reviewed.

LafargeHolcim operated a factory in the north Syrian town of Kobane for three years after civil war broke out and most foreign companies fled. The company evacuated foreign employees in 2012, but kept the business going with local workers until ISIS fighters seized the factory two years later. Payments made to local armed groups to secure the factory may have unwittingly ended up in ISIS coffers, French newspaper Le Monde reported last year. CEO Eric Olsen resigned from the firm last month.
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